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Women Business Collaborative Announces Recipients of the Gender Equity and Diversity Awards

Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is a leading alliance of organizations, companies and individuals working together to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business. It recently announced the 2022 recipients of the Gender Equity and Diversity Awards. 

“The CEO Excellence in Gender Equity and Diversity Award recognizes corporate leaders whose efforts have made significant contributions to the advancement of diversity within their companies and increased opportunities for women in business roles,” said WBC Chief Executive Officer Edie Fraser. “We are pleased to honor these individuals who are leading by example in driving gender equity and diversity,” added Fraser. 

Recipients of the 2022 CEO Excellence in Gender Equity and Diversity Award

  • Julie Sweet – Accenture 
  • Mike Kaufmann – Cardinal Health 
  • Arvind Krishna – IBM 
  • Patrick (Pat) Gelsinger – Intel Corporation 
  • Nicolas Hieronimus – L’Oréal Group 
  • Kathy Warden – Northrop Grumman Corporation 
  • Ramon Laguarta – PepsiCo 
  • Hans Vestberg – Verizon Communications 
  • Rosalind “Roz” Brewer – Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. 
  • Kristin Peck – Zoetis 

The WBC Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award recognizes individual leaders who have implemented innovative change within their own communities and beyond. 

Recipients of the 2022 Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award

  • Sharon Bowen – Chair, New York Stock Exchange 
  • Shelly Kapoor Collins – Partner, Sway Ventures and Founding Partner, Shatter Fund 
  • Geena Davis – Academy Award Winning Actor; Founder & Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media 
  • Margo Georgiadis – CEO-Partner, Flagship Pioneering 
  • Sheila C. Johnson – Founder and CEO, Salamander Hotels & Resorts 
  • Judy Woodruff – Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour 

“The Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity Award recognizes individual leaders who have implemented innovative change within their own communities and beyond,” said WBC Chief Operating Officer Gwen Young. “These amazing women further gender equity and diversity in all they do, from uplifting those around them to cultivating an environment of inclusion. Their efforts have paved the way for women within their communities and for future generations of women leaders. We are honored to recognize their contributions.” 

The award recipients will be honored at the WBC Action For Impact Annual Summit which will be held virtually September 21-22, 2022. 

For more information on WBC, the 2022 awardees and to register for the Annual Summit, please visit www.wbcollaborative.org/a4isummit

About Women Business Collaborative 

Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an alliance of over seventy women’s business organizations and hundreds of business leaders building a movement to achieve equal position, pay, and power for all women in business. Through collaboration, advocacy, action, and accountability, we mobilize thousands of diverse professional women and men, business organizations, public and private companies to accelerate change. For more information, please visit https://www.wbcollaborative.org

For more insights on gender equity, watch/read our interview with Banu Ozkazanc-Pan and Susan Clark Muntean, the authors of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Gender Perspective.

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